The end of the summer – 12th November 2011
I spent an hour with Rebekah clearing the remnants of the runner beans, tomatoes and carrots from the vegetable plot and thoroughly enjoyed it. Rather than attempting to dig the whole plot with somewhat saturated soil, we opted to hoe and gather up the weeds. We also dug up the final carrots and found a couple of beauties!
It’s been a good summer overall. We’ve had literally hundreds of runner beans. The rhubarb, tomatoes and French beans have also been good. The carrots could probably have been a little larger. The courgettes and lettuces were something of a non-starter and the sunflowers were eaten as soon as they appeared!
There are still a few tomatoes growing and they have been spared for another week or two. The remnant of hard runner beans have been gathered up for us to use the bean seeds for next year.
With thoughts already turning to the spring, possible things to grow next year include the usual runner beans, tomatoes and carrots but also perhaps some raspberry canes and maybe potatoes again. We’ll see how things shape up over the winter. Either way, clearing the plot now should mean that things are a little more ready than they were back in the spring!
I’m already looking forward to next summer!